Konami is planning to revive the Silent Hill series, according to a report from website Rely on Horror.
The publication’s sources claim a new entry in the horror franchise is in active development following a near-eight-year absence for the series.
The report backs up similar claims from a recognised industry insider that publisher Konami is planning two Silent Hill titles, a reboot from an unnamed external developer and an “Until Dawn-style game” to go alongside it.
Ito served as Silent Hill’s art director for its first three instalments, as well as designing many of the creatures that featured in the series.
It was also recently suggested that Silent Hill creator Keiichirō Toyama could join Hotel Barcelona, the indie horror game from Goichi Suda and Hidetaka Suehiro.
The Metal Gear creator famously announced a horror game – Konami’s Silent Hills – once before, but the title was never released.
Revealed in 2014, Silent Hills was to be directed by Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, with Norman Reedus in the starring role. Ito also expressed an interest in joining the project, although his role was never confirmed.
The game was cancelled by publisher Konami following the release of a playable teaser called P.T..